Life in Sandefjord

Sandefjord is a coastal city of about 60.000 inhabitants, small enough to easily get around yet large enough to offer variation and diversity. A busy city centre offers an excellent selection of cafés and restaurants together with a wide variety of stores.

Photo Credit: Visit Vestfold

With the peninsulas Vesterøya and Østerøya offering a coastline of 146 kilometres, the beaches and sea attract many visitors, turning the city into a bustling summer town rich in activities and cultural events. Forested areas around the city are laced with paths and lighted trails for summer walking and winter skiing. Sandefjord particularly prides itself in its bicycle friendly environment with bike trails and cycling activities for young and old throughout the year.

Photo Credit: Visit Vestfold

The area has a rich Viking history and, in addition, Sandefjord has reached abroad with its shipping and whaling industries. This adventurous and enterprising spirit lives on in Sandefjord today, making it an attractive place for new establishments. The city’s latest initiative is Tenk stort, tenk Sandefjord promoting the best that Sandefjord has to offer. There is an active business society Sandefjord næringsforening and of course an enthusiastic local newspaper, the Sandefjords Blad !

A good transportation network attracts both local and international businesses: the international airport of Torp , frequent ferry connections to Sweden with or and by train, not to mention the local bus services Oslo is only 1,5 hours away, opening up even more opportunities for those who choose to live in Sandefjord and commute to the capital city.

  • Hiking
  • Beaches
  • Picnic Spots
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Theatre
  • Restaurant